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Veteran CCPD officer charged with official oppression, impersonating public servant

Posted: 5:07 AM, Feb 08, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-08 06:09:06-05
Norma DeLeon has been charged with inappropriately representing herself as a public servant while attempting to conduct a welfare check. (Nueces County Sheriff’s Department)

A ten year veteran of the Corpus Christi Police Department is in jail this morning.

Senior Officer Norma DeLeon was taken into custody Thursday after an investigation revealed that she was allegedly impersonating a public servant.

Investigators say they received information that DeLeon was misrepresenting herself while off-duty. DeLeon was placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.

During the investigation, officers with the CCPD Criminal Investigation Division say they uncovered evidence that DeLeon attempted to conduct a welfare check and inappropriately represented herself as a public servant.

The Nueces County District Attorney’s Office accepted the case for prosecution and issued a warrant for DeLeon on Feb. 6.

DeLeon was arrested on Thursday, Feb. 7, and charged with Official Oppression, a Class A Misdemeanor, and Impersonating a Public Servant, a third degree felony.

DeLeon remains on administrative leave while the investigation continues.